66 Tom Sykes

TomSykes

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Tom Sykes is one of the leading figures in the Superbike World Championship, which he reached after finishing second in the British Supersport Championship in 2006, behind Cal Crutchlow. Signing with the Kawasaki Racing team from 2010, his biggest successes in WorldSBK came from the partnership between Kawasaki and Provec Racing in 2012.

Sykes went from being the 'runner-up who has stayed closer to the title' (he was only half a point off securing the title in 2012) to become World Champion of WorldSBK in 2013. The following season he was the runner-up once more and in 2015 - when it seemed that he could again secure the crown in WorldSBK - he was surpassed by the dazzling campaign carried out by his new teammate, Jonathan Rea; who took his first world title with a large advantage.

The Huddersfield rider tried again last year, but his 5 wins and a total of 20 podiums were not enough to stop the Northern Irish rider who added a second consecutive world title. Sykes managed the runner-up spot after an on-going duel with Chaz Davies that was decided in the last race of the year.

2017 sees Sykes tackle his eighth season with the Kawasaki Racing Team, and is again one of the great candidates to end the reign of Jonathan Rea.

Kawasaki ZX-10R

Stats

All time
Category Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 F.Laps
WorldSBK  38  212  85  31  26  28  34
WorldSSP  0  1  0  0  0  0  0
Years
Year Cat. Poles Races Podiums Wins P2 P3 F.Laps Pos.
2017 Superbike  0  2  1  0  0  1  0 3
2016 Superbike  8  26  20  5  9  6  6 2
2015 Superbike  6  26  15  4  6  5  7 3
2014 Superbike  5  24  16  8  1  7  4 2
2013 Superbike  8  27  18  9  4  5  13 1
2012 Superbike  9  27  13  4  5  4  3 2
2011 Superbike  1  24  1  1  0  0  1 13
2010 Superbike  1  26  0  0  0  0  0 14
2009 Superbike  0  26  0  0  0  0  0 9
2008 Superbike  0  4  1  0  1  0  0 21
2003 Supersport  0  1  0  0  0  0  0 31